Status of OpenDeck on Arduino

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This will be short post clearing up the confusion around the status of Arduino boards and OpenDeck firmware on them. 1.5 years ago I’ve made the OpenDeck firmware run on Arduino boards. At the time, I was selling Arduino boards with OpenDeck preinstalled. I was also selling the precompiled firmware for the people who didn’t […]

OpenDeck software v2.1.1

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Yesterday I’ve released OpenDeck v2.1.1. Time for another OpenDeck release feature roundup! There’s been a few releases on GitHub since v2.0, however I don’t really write here about every release since most of them contain only a handful of fixes and new features. This post covers all the news since v2.0. Pitch bend Pitch bend […]

OpenDeck software v2.0

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OpenDeck software has finally reached a new milestone: v2.0, so in this post, I’ll write about new features in it. MIDI channels Until now, assignment of MIDI channels was only possible globally, per MIDI message. For instance, you could define MIDI channels for MIDI notes, for MIDI CC messages etc, but not individually per component. […]

Display support on OpenDeck

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So far, OpenDeck has been really good (IMO, at least) at handling the common components used to build MIDI controllers. What I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time already is to support displays on OpenDeck. Displays can be quite useful to give you visual representation of what is happening on the device, which […]

New OpenDeck features in v1.5.0

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Last time I talked about features in OpenDeck was, well, long time ago. I have released OpenDeck firmware v1.5.0 so it’s time to fix this! NRPN Many people have been asking me about NRPN support on OpenDeck. I’ve never used it, so I haven’t implemented it before, but now OpenDeck official supports it. For those who […]

OpenDeck on Arduino

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There’s an old saying which goes “if you can’t beat them – join them”. That kind of sums up latest OpenDeck development efforts. Selling OpenDeck boards Selling pre-assembled OpenDeck boards turned out to be not-so-profitable business. Actually, I was losing money on it. Once I’ve added up all the ridiculous taxes, import fees, PayPal fees, […]